The exhibition is curated by Marshall Arisman, chair of SVA's MFA illustration as visual essay department; Reà Sato-Manni of the Japan Alumni Association; and Retsu Takahashi, a Japanese-American alumnus. Not a play on Takashi Murakami's Superflat, the title, according to SVA's preview notes, in fact plays off of "fat," as in work that has "eaten and digested culture and has grown, extended and expanded because of that absorption."
At the Visual Arts Gallery, 601 W. 26th St., 15th floor. Some work from the show is seen here: Yuko Shimizu's "The Big Wave (after Hokusai)," 2002, ink on paper; and Yuko Nakajima's "Garbage City," 2005, digital print.
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